Medical Director, Oncology Salary
The average pay for a Medical Director, Oncology is $229,759 per year.
Job Description for Medical Director, Oncology
Medical directors of oncology are board-certified physicians who provide guidance and leadership to a team of physicians and other medical professionals specializing in the field of oncology. These directors are responsible for creating treatment protocols and overseeing the medical team's adherence to those protocols, and they must also establish medical controls, define scopes of practice, establish guidelines, manage risks for the team, and monitor the overall operations of their facility. They may also be tasked with hiring staff, designing compensation and incentive programs, providing performance evaluation and coaching, and disciplining physicians and other medical staff. Some may also work with health plan administrators to coordinate treatment plans, benefits, and payment of services.Read More...
Medical directors of oncology work primarily in an indoor medical setting, such as a medical office, clinic, facility, or hospital. They generally work with a computer, medical records, and employee records, which may require coordination with other departments and an HR team. They may coordinate with outside physicians and other medical staff, medical practices, clinics, facilities, and hospitals, and some may report to an executive director.
This work may be mentally demanding, as these directors must have extensive knowledge and experience in oncology and prior experience as physicians in the field. They should also have experience with management of other physicians and medical staff, knowledge and experience with disease management and chronic care, and efficiency in communicating critical and sensitive information to patients, their family members, and other medical staff.
Excellent written communication skills are important in this position to maintain and review records on a regular basis and prepare reports for management, including goals, budgets, and adherence to standards. Those in this position also adhere a high degree of medical ethics and must ensure that staff under their direction do the same.
Medical directors of oncology may be required to work days, nights, or weekends and may work extended shifts requiring long hours. They may spend their shifts in multiple environments and will interact primarily with physicians and other medical staff, such as nurses, technicians, technologists, and therapists, as well as with patients and their families and caretakers.
These medical directors work primarily in private medical practice, hospitals, other treatment facilities, and clinical teaching settings. They must be currently-licensed physicians in the states in which they practice and be board-certified as physicians specializing in oncology.
Medical Director, Oncology Tasks
- Manage and oversee daily clinical and administrative operations.
- Attend and present at meetings with other departments and area groups and agencies.
- Provide patient care and follow up services, including assessing patient care plans.
- Develop and implement behavioral health and recovery services and systems.
- Develop, evaluate, approve and revise clinical policy and protocols.
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